Can we adopt two babies?

The only way that families can adopt two babies at the same time is if the birthmother has twins. The IAC has placed 22 sets of twins since 1994. On average we place two sets of twins each year, though in 2009 we placed five sets of twins.

About a third of IAC families adopt two or more times, but these adoptions are done sequentially. Some families think that they can talk to more than one birthmother at the same time and get two placements simultaneously. Our experience shows that inevitably both birthmothers pull out of the placements and the adoptive family ends up angry and resentful that a baby was not placed with them As a result, IAC policy is that families may only work with one birthmother at a time.